About Heather

We love traveling with our kids. People have said, and I'm sure you've heard it before, once you have kids you can kiss traveling goodbye. There is no reason to do that! Traveling with kids can be the most rewarding experience. Experiencing different cultures, food and rituals as a family can bring you together, provide a learning experience and be a lot of fun.

The Wonder of a Child

It never ceases to amaze me. Seeing the world through a child’s eyes can be one of the best experiences. Traveling with our kids has allowed us to experience their awe and wonderment while it is fresh on their faces. Our first family trip was to Madrid, Spain when our first child was only 10 months old. Not only did he do great on the first long flight of his life, he surprised us over and over again as he took in the sites and experiences. My favorite experience was his first train ride. He stood up on my lap and pushed his face to the window to capture the entire experience.

He didn’t need much from us, in the way of toys or other things to keep him busy and interested. The newness of the area and experiences were enough. We keep that in mind every time we travel. Less is more. The conversation, culture, food and people can be enough to satisfy a child’s need for stimulation. That same trip, our son was more interested in playing with napkins and our friends accompanying us to bother with any toys we packed for him. He was so full of wonder. The best part for me is that every trip, no matter the location, he is the same. So excited for the newness, so excited for the experience and constantly asking for more. For him there are no boundaries, in his mind there isn’t anywhere he can’t go. And that’s exactly how we want him to be!

Hello world!

Do you travel with your kids? No? Why?? Is it because someone once told you, travel now because once you have kids you can’t travel? We were told that, on more than one occasion – but do you know what we do? We travel with our kids! Before our first child was 1, he had been on 12 flights. By the time he was 2 he had a bunch more under his belt. Our second son has been on par with the first in terms of travel, reaching the same number of countries visited by the time he turned two! On almost every trip we take, someone comments how great our kids are. It isn’t because they’re just really good boys (they are) but because we take them on our trips. We let them experience traveling with us and we have high expectations of good behavior. We love traveling with our kids and we think you should too. We are going to give you the tips and time-tested hints to do it!! Traveling with your kids is awesome, visiting new places is a lot of fun! Get out there an experience the world – with your kids!!